Managing performance in the new world post pandemic and vaccination requirements will be a challenge.  There is a lot of commentary about the “great resignation”, work from home flexibility, recruitment and retention.  So when managing performance is raised in an organisation we need to look at it all from this context. The Context Performance management…

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The leading case of Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd v Robinson [2019] FCAFC (Western Union Case) gives Human Resources teams a decision to rely upon when to comes to issues around: Disability Long term illness General Protections cases Decision In the Western Union case the Full Bench of the Federal Court decided the…

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The Work Christmas Party can lead to claims early in the year. A sample of some of the claims our office at NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers have seen include: workplace bullying claims sexual harassment claims workers compensation applications general protections claims disputes and complaints under policy and procedure accusations of a criminal nature…

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As we head into another new year the effects of COVID-19 on the workplace and in particular employment law has been widely felt.  Even for those industries and companies who are seeing growth opportunities now, the initial impact had many in precarious and uncertain positions.  The team at NB Lawyers – lawyers for employers assisted a number of Employers, Human Resources teams, People and…

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The issue of mandatory vaccines or compulsory vaccinations has become a significant issue for Employers.  There have been some mixed messages coming out from the media and keeping up to date with changes from Government mandates can be difficult. The Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) Full Bench decision has…

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Sharing details of a complaint made by an employee or having a manager react to a complaint angrily is a recipe for disaster – the case of Lamont v University of Queensland (No 2) [2020] FCA 720 demonstrates this. It started when the applicant (an academic) made a complaint about a Professor due to their harassing…

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